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Comment Re:Droning justification [Re:I'm just surprised... (Score 1) 313

No, he is no hero, as his actions over the past few months have plainly shown. Just a tool, willing or otherwise. I just hope he realizes that Putin doesn't have a great track record of protecting tools that have outlived their usefulness and not to drink tea he hasn't prepared himself.

Comment Re:You would think science could help (Score 1) 275

Yes, because everyone know, you have to mow down thousands of acres of trees to build a platform and processing area that is smaller than one acre in size...

Oh that's right, you basically don't destroy any trees to frack. Very empty headed logic, or you just don't understand the science behind drilling.

Comment Re:Fiber infrastructure, everywhere. Starting nort (Score 1) 101

I've deployed networks spanning 30,000+ square kilometers. I know it's possible. It's just not possible for private industry to do at a profit.

Hybrid microwave and fiber is of course the best option - but it is a completely feasible undertaking with the technology available today.

Fiber is uniquely well suited to dealing with horrible environmental conditions; in most of the north, a low-cost option for fiber deployment en masse is probably the best option.

We can build a proper supply highway while we're at it. Canada is one of the largest and most advanced nations on earth. We should act like it.

Comment Fiber infrastructure, everywhere. Starting north. (Score 1) 101

It's a national embarrassment we don't have a proper, high bandwidth, low latency connection to the North. Such should be the price of sovereignty.

Satellite is sold as a viable option, it's not; those are geosync satellites, and they've got huge latency.

Backup? Sure. Primary? No way.

Be nice to see some vision from the PM here; start with the North, extend it to everybody. This is a big country; that makes it expensive - but also very important.

Comment Human knowledge.. isn't that big. (Score 1) 348

Relative to the exponential growth of storage, I'm not worried about this in the least. In my own personal collection I have dozens of lifetimes of information stored. Soon this can be carried in my pocket, offline, if I desire.

A better question is what to do with the petabytes of collected information we're amassing... aside from training our replacements via AI.

Comment Re:Passing the buck? (Score 1) 140

If a computer is temporarily storing data in order to make responses faster, exactly where is the delineation that makes the cached data something illegal?

Perhaps where the computer in question is owned by an entity that is paid by the infringer to cache said content? I'm no lawyer, but I don't see CloudFlare's arguments holding up real well in front of a judge. Perhaps they are doing this to show that they just won't rollover over takedown requests and that they will require court orders to do so. They may need that to legitimately void the contracts without prejudice.

Comment Re:No, they don't (Score 1) 618

First: The AMA is not a labor union. Also, as the years have gone by it has been gradually morphing into a political group. Most doctors are smart enough not to form/join a labor union and are smart enough to know that political goals can be achieved better by political organizations.

Second: Contrary to popular opinion, most doctors do not belong to the AMA.

Particularly if you create the organizations yourselves to give yourself meaningless credentials! Right Dr. Paul?

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